anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘public transportation

Public Art and Architecture: Creative Subways Around the World

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One of my favorite parts about traveling is finding fabulous works of public art and design. I can spend hours walking around cities on the lookout for creative installations, which is why I am a sucker for interesting subway architecture. Stockholm’s subway system happens to be a personal favorite, but there are many other underground systems around the world that make taking public transportation more than just getting from point A to point B.

I pulled together a list of cool subways over at Been Seen, along with a number of photos. The list is long, going from New York all the way to Dubai. Here’s a visual taste:

Check out the full article here.

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Written by Anna Brones

January 4, 2010 at 14:43

Recycled Bus Stop

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There are some interesting designs when it comes to bus stops around the world, and the Bottlestop Bus Shelter Project is no different. The work of artist Aaron Scales, it’s built from recycled soda bottles (all sources locally), and is lit up at night with LEDs.

More here.

Copenhagen Transport

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Found this over at one of my favorite blogs, Copenhagenize. Promotion of both cycling and public transportation is something all cities should strive for.

Written by Anna Brones

July 14, 2009 at 08:21

The Beauty of Mass Transit

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Maybe it’s because I live in a city known for it’s public transportation, but I love mass transit. Anywhere I travel I make it a point to take a local bus or subway, and tend to put a map of the transit system in my pocket to be oggled at upon return. I am therefore enjoying the slideshow put together by the Huffington Post’s Dave Burdick.  It’s an excellent collection of the design of public transit maps.

Take a look at the full slideshow here.

Written by Anna Brones

February 25, 2009 at 12:23